5 questions for Nóirín O'Sullivan

Already weakened following a series of crises, the Garda Commissioner now finds herself having to explain why she ignored warnings of financial irregularities at the Garda training college

14th May, 2017
Noirin O’Sullivan: how can the Garda Commissioner carry out her job if she is constantly firefighting scandals? Picture: Bryan Meade

The accounting fiasco at the Garda training college in Templemore provided the backdrop of yet another bruising week for Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.

In a shapeshifting saga of a secret “slush fund”, a web of unauthorised bank accounts and allegations of a cover-up, the Garda chief has been put in the unenviable position of having to explain why she ignored legal advice to alert the Tánaiste and Minister for...

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